The first table below looks at the demand for 3GPP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3GPP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Rank 406 386 408
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing 3GPP 6 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.025% 0.014% 0.054%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.10% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Average daily rate £400 £475 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +171.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £273 £280
% change year-on-year
- -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
3GPP
England

3GPP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

3GPP Jobs Demand Trend in London

3GPP
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Daily Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3GPP across the London region.

3GPP Hourly Rate Trend in London

3GPP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3GPP within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - - 1
3GPP
England

3GPP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP.

1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) 3G
3 5 (23.81%) Smartcard
3 5 (23.81%) LTE
3 5 (23.81%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) GSM
4 4 (19.05%) UMTS
4 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
4 4 (19.05%) Use Case
4 4 (19.05%) eTOM
5 3 (14.29%) NFC
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 3 (14.29%) Billing
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 3 (14.29%) GPRS
5 3 (14.29%) EDRMS
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
5 3 (14.29%) VoLTE
5 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (14.29%) 4G
5 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) WebRTC
6 2 (9.52%) REST
6 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (9.52%) OAuth

3GPP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing 3GPP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited 3GPP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) 3G
1 5 (23.81%) LTE
2 4 (19.05%) GSM
2 4 (19.05%) UMTS
3 3 (14.29%) NFC
3 3 (14.29%) GPRS
3 3 (14.29%) VoLTE
3 3 (14.29%) 4G
4 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (9.52%) HSPA
4 2 (9.52%) WCDMA
4 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
5 1 (4.76%) SGSN
5 1 (4.76%) Wireless
5 1 (4.76%) WiMAX
5 1 (4.76%) CDMA
5 1 (4.76%) MPLS
5 1 (4.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) EDRMS
General
1 7 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 5 (23.81%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Billing
4 2 (9.52%) Retail
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Mobile Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Security Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WebRTC
1 2 (9.52%) REST
1 2 (9.52%) OAuth
1 2 (9.52%) OpenID
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) SAML
1 2 (9.52%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Smartcard
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (9.52%) EMV
3 2 (9.52%) W3C
3 2 (9.52%) Handset
3 2 (9.52%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (4.76%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
1 4 (19.05%) Use Case
1 4 (19.05%) eTOM
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) Calypso
2 1 (4.76%) NetHawk
2 1 (4.76%) Huawei
2 1 (4.76%) Anite
2 1 (4.76%) SGI
2 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
2 1 (4.76%) Nokia
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco